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Canola edges higher Wednesday morning

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 16 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was posting small gains Wednesday morning in thin and choppy activity. Roughly 20 per cent of Manitoba’s canola crop was still unharvested before the province was hit with a severe winter storm over the past weekend, according the latest weekly crop […] Read more

North American Grain/Oilseed Review

WINNIPEG, Oct. 15 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were higher on Tuesday, supported by strong soy oil prices. Soy oil is trading at multi-month highs, boosted mainly by positive trade talks between the United States and China. Canola values are currently competitively priced compared to its vegetable oil counterparts, with strong crush […] Read more


Canola prices stronger midday Tuesday

By Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 15 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was stronger at midday Tuesday, underpinned by strong soyoil prices. Soyoil remained trading at multi-month highs, with firm fundamentals bolstered by positive trade talks between the United States and China. One trader in Winnipeg said canola is “attractively priced” from a […] Read more

Canola narrowly mixed Tuesday morning

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 15 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was narrowly mixed Tuesday morning, as activity resumed following the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were higher on Monday, when the canola market was closed, but were posting small losses on Tuesday. Soyoil was slightly […] Read more


North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Canola edges up ahead of long weekend

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm Winnipeg, Oct. 11 (MarketsFarm) –ICE Futures canola contracts were stronger on Friday, but settled well off of their highs for the day as strength in the Canadian dollar countered spillover support from gains in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans. A winter storm hitting southern Manitoba and the northern United States provided […] Read more

Rain challenges Manitoba cattle auctions

If nothing else, recent rains have helped pastures and hay land thrive

Challenging fall weather has not spared Manitoba’s cattle auction marts, as wet pastures and delayed harvests have limited the number of cattle coming to auction. Allan Munroe of Killarney Auction Mart noticed cattle volumes were down at auction marts during the month of September. “A lot of guys can’t get their cattle out from pasture, because there are standing crops in the […] Read more



ICE canola up at midday Friday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 11 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were stronger at midday Friday, as Prairie weather concerns and gains in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans provided support. A winter storm was hitting southern Manitoba and the northern United States on Friday, while recent cool and wet conditions have also left […] Read more

ICE canola stronger Friday morning

ICE canola stronger Friday morning By Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 11 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was higher on Friday morning, following the World Agriculture Supply Demand Estimates (WASDE) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report lowered U.S. soybean yields to 46.9 bushels per acre. The report also lowered […] Read more


North American Grain and Oilseed Review: Bids drop after release of USDA report

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 10 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts dropped on Thursday, likely due to short covering. Bids remained steady until about an hour after the release of the United States Department of Agriculture’s October supply and demand report. With the report, Chicago soybeans finished steady to lower, with […] Read more

As snow falls, canola market rises

Weather alone won’t sustain canola’s rally for long

An early winter storm on the western Prairies and persistent cool and wet conditions to the east put the brakes on harvest operations during the first few days of October, with canola futures finding some support on the back of adverse weather. After holding within a sideways trading range for the past three months, the […] Read more